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Parkdale Principal Closes Out Last Year at School

When she entered the education field, Parkdale Principal Colleen Klimchuck did not intend to go into administration. She wanted to stay in the classroom working directly with students as a teacher in Buffalo Public Schools. A friend convinced her to look into a posting for an elementary principal position in East Aurora, and she fell in love with the community and the school district.

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Court Rejects Marilla’s Appeal Challenging DEC Permit with Storage Facility
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 2:15 pm

Weeks after Quasar Energy Group delivered a batch of material to the storage tank at TravoCo Farms on Eastwood Road, the Appellate Division of New York State Supreme Court has ruled against Marilla in a case that challenged the permit process for the storage tank.

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Hamlin Avenue Residents Lean in Favor of New Development Plan
Posted: June 21, 2017

A plan to knock down a former bus garage and install 15 apartment units along Hamlin Avenue in East Aurora has gone through several changes since it was first announced. The latest round of adjustments was discussed with residents in the area and some are feeling it is a good compromise.

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Kennel Proposal Opposed by Neighbors
Posted: June 21, 2017

An application to add a daytime dog care and kennel to a local business was strongly opposed by residents who live near the building. The East Aurora Village Board tabled the permit request until its next meeting.

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Land Becomes Source of Food and Community for Refugees
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 11:28 am

There are sections of Aurora that are starting to turn back to its roots as farmland, one acre at a time.

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Movie Extras Wanted for Filming in East Aurora
Posted: June 21, 2017

Hollywood actor William Fichtner (The Lone Ranger,The Perfect Storm, Black Hawk Down) is originally from Cheektowaga and will be returning to Western New York to make a film, with some scenes taking place in East Aurora.

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Students Ready for Iroquois Graduation Ceremony
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 12:22 pm

This Friday, June 23, over 200 students will be graduating from Iroquois Senior High School. Among them, only two could be lauded Valedictorian and Salutatorian - this year, Meredith Seibold and Kayleigh Fabrizi hold those titles, respectively.

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Hasselback Inducted into Iroquois Music Wall of Fame
Updated: June 21, 2017 - 11:46 am

John Hasselback Jr. became the first alumni member to be enshrined into the Iroquois Music Wall of Fame at the music department’s annual banquet at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant June 6.

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Student’s Love of EMW Club Leads to Donation
Posted: June 21, 2017

Max Testa has a pretty good idea what makes the Boys and Girls Club of Elma Marilla & Wales work so well. He’s been there for about a decade, going first as a student, then a volunteer and later as an employee.

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Town Official to Challenge Supervisor in this Year’s Election
Posted: June 21, 2017

Even during the 12 years she lived out of the area, Marilla Council Member Julie Lathrop always considered Marilla to be her home. She moved down south after high school to go to college, and within a few years she was married and had a son. However, her goal was always to move back. An untimely divorce provided her with that opportunity.

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Aurora Ready for Annual Independence Day Celebration
Posted: June 21, 2017

On Monday, July 3, the Town of Aurora Parks and Recreation will host the town’s 29th annual Independence Day celebration. It will feature a parade, food, entertainment and fireworks.

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East Aurora Co-op Named Startup of the Year
Posted: June 21, 2017

The East Aurora Co-op Market has been named ‘Startup of the Year’ by Food Co-op Initiative, a national co-op development organization. This award recognizes new food co-ops that have done an outstanding job of organizing their communities, building ownership, and following strong, viable business plans.

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Salute from the Porch Became Village’s Memorial Day Tradition

For decades, East Aurora’s Civil War veterans occupied a special place in the annual Memorial Day commemorations. They led the parade down Main Street to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Oakwood Cemetery, at which memorial ceremonies have been held since 1886.

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